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    Essays on logistics performance and economic development 

    Prawpan Oruangke; Nada Chunsom (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    This dissertation includes three empirical essays on logistics performance and economic development. The first essay is related to the linkages of logistics components for trade improvement. In this paper, the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) and its components are used to represent trade facilitation according to the first index published in 2007 until the latest in 2016 through five editions. This research aims to analyze the role of logistics components linked to global exports of agricultural and manufactured products using a ...
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    Logistics contracting effectiveness: the perspective of Thai electronics 

    Santi Visuddhisat; Chindalak Vadhanasindhu (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    The World Bank, which produces the Logistics Performance Index, has consistently ranked Thailand in the top tier but in a degrading order: ranked 31 in 2007; 35 in 2010; and 38 in 2012. When looked at the micro level, Thailand is still in the lowest level of logistics development—physical distribution—where firms focus mainly on the outbound flow of finished products, from the end of the production line to the consumers. The Thai government has taken an integrative approach to logistics development, encouraging Thai companies, particularly ...